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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes.

Need new front discs and pads, my shizzle is da' warped izzle.

Can't wait for Jason to do his big brake kit pre-order. What do you recommend?

I'm having this issue with all sites saying the lug pattern is 5x110 for the brake rotors, what the fizzle?
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Re: Brakes.

When I did mine, I used

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Both work great, but nothing fancy!
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Stop_Tech drilled and slotted rotors and two years later after hammering on them everyday and they are great.
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Re: Brakes.

Thanks Bryan.

Will, from what I've read, the drilled and slotted...mostly the drilled don't actually help? The holes remove mass from the rotor, with more mass you can have more to heat up and that the heat only dissipates when you're at a stop... considering the air is hitting the holes perpendicular in motion.
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Re: Brakes.

No prob. I sure as **** beat the hell out of my truck everyday. Both with the accelerator and the gas pedal, the steering wheel and shifter as well I guess. I have had the new brakes on for a couple years, no rotor warp. I don't do any auto-crossing or track time with it other than drag racing occasionally. If you do either one of those things you might want to look elsewhere.
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Re: Brakes.

What about performance brake kits for boosted applications? I haven't seen anybody chime in on a specific brand and or set?
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What about performance brake kits for boosted applications? I haven't seen anybody chime in on a specific brand and or set?
Rotora makes a kit for the front and the rear kit for the XRunner apparently works for 95.5-04 trucks as well. Both are quite expensive though.

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Re: Brakes.

If anyone has seen my video driving around where I live, then you can understand what kind of torture I put my brakes through on a daily basis. In that video, I was rolling stock brakes, and what I did not video was the smoke pouring out of the front wheels after I stopped filming. I literally thought my brakes were on fire.
After I swapped in the drilled/slotted, I have never even smelled my brakes or seen any signs over "overheat". My pads are wearing better than they ever did on stock rotors. As far as stopping distance, I can't say that it improved much. If so, it's minimal over stock.
I have heard people talking about cracking and such, but I still think that it's probably from those Ebay kits.

Kinda goofy but you get the point.

I REALLY need to redo that video, now that the truck has more power (as well as that sweet whine noise. Lol).

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Re: Brakes.

No need for drilled and slotted rotors, you can just get the slotted ones. They seem to be the better ones.
You do have Speed Freek's option but remember ncook21's kit. Hes been rolling on big breaks for a while, and he drives that truck hard!
Cheap option would be some slotted rotors and better pads and see if thats enough braking power for you.
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Re: Brakes.

I ended up going with some plain Brembo rotors (25489) and some Centric Posi-quiet ceramic pads. I did consider the slotted, but none were available without being drilled as well, so megh.

Total came out to $125 after shipping.
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